September 14, 2020 2 min read
A review of Desert Oud, our premier oud cologne, by Fragrantica editor John Biebel.
Desert Oud is Habibi’s oud cologne targeted towards men of all ages but suitable for any fan of rich woody notes, spices, tobacco, and subtle fruit and green notes.
John Biebel, an editor at Fragrantica, recently had this to say about it:
Desert Oud is the most woody of the perfumes from Habibi, a fragrance that has a feeling of familiarity when it's sprayed on. It is an airy wood: not quite a driftwood sensation, but one of wood mixing with a breeze, like a campfire the next day, long after the embers have settled down and grown cold.
It is also a floral wood, with flashes of jasmine and tuberose definitely present. You can detect a sweet peach at the opening. Speaking of openings, this one is very bright and luminous, starting in with a bold mixture of citruses. There is no heavy oud here, much more aspirated and airy, something that is well suited to autumn. It’s also backed with a gentle rose which is quite beautiful and subtle.
Over the day the fragrance fades to a dusty Virginia cedar, a very sublime "pencil shavings" cedar.
As oud perfumes go, this treats oud in the desert setting as the sands are at night, when it is cooler and the winds are blowing gently.
While this perfume is currently sold out, we expect it to be back in stock very soon. Click here to buy or sample.
John Biebel is a painter, writer, and software designer currently based in Rhode Island. You can read his full review of our line (as of 2020) on Fragrantica.
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January 23, 2021 3 min read
Why is alcohol used in fragrance?
In our most recent blog post, we answer the common question: why do so many perfumes contain alcohol? The answer probably isn’t what you’re expecting. Fragrance brands don’t add alcohol to make their fragrances weaker. And the alcohol itself isn’t at all similar to consumable alcohol. Learn what kind of alcohol is used in perfumes and why it helps fragrances project better in our full blog post (link this, too).
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Fragrance gift sets, compared to individual perfume gifts, remain underrated. Choosing between a perfume and a set is so difficult when there are so many choices on the market.
Buying a fragrance for your loved ones is always a heart-warming gesture. Some go beyond purchasing a singular item. Buying a fragrance speaks volumes of affection and care for anyone. Why? Because buying a fragrant assortment requires much thought and deliberation. So what includes a fragrance gift set and why should you prefer it? Read on to know.
What is in it?
Yes, that is exactly the first amazement a fragrance gift set brings forth. Wrapped in beautiful packing, the delicate fragrant bottle often supplements
A body lotion
A body mist
A shower gel
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Candle-lit dinners are always a big hit when it comes to romantic encounters. Besides that, a flickering candle symbolizes hope in the darkest of hours. A sense of purity, cleanliness, and festivity. The light of candle exudes spiritualism despite its trivial size.
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